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Holidays

Holidays for the Year 2016

The American Embassy will observe the following American and local holidays in 2016.

DateEventType
January  1 (Friday) New Year's Day American
January 15 (Friday) Tamil Thai Pongal Day Local
January 18 (Monday) Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. American
February 4 (Thursday) National Day Local
February 15 (Monday) Washington's Birthday American
March 25 (Friday) Good Friday Local
April 13
(Wednesday)
Day prior to Sinhala and Tamil New Year Day Local
April 14 (Thursday) Sinhala and Tamil New Year Day Local
May 2 
(Monday)
In lieu of May Day Local
May 23 (Monday) In lieu of day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day Local
May 30 (Monday) Memorial Day American
July 4 (Monday) Independence Day American
July 19 (Tuesday) Esala Full Moon Poya Day Local
August 17 (Wednesday) Nikini Full Moon Poya Day Local
September 5 (Monday) Labor Day American
October 10 (Monday) Columbus Day American
November 11 (Friday) Veteran's Day American
November 24 (Thursday) Thanksgiving Day American
December 12 (Monday) Holy Prophet's Birthday Local
December 26 (Monday) In lieu of Christmas Day American